At 8:52 am on 8 October 2005 a massive earthquake wracked northern Pakistan and Kashmir. Various teams were sent to Islamabad and the disaster region from the UK. We discuss the types of injury patterns seen and recommend that a central register of volunteers should be created to deal with similar situations in the future.
- APPS, Association of Pakistani Physicians and Surgeons
- ATLS, advanced trauma life support
- PIMS, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
- WHO, World Health Organization
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